Entrepreneurship Case Studies

Stories of Rural Entrepreneurship 

The Rural Entrepreneurship Case Studies highlight a range of approaches to entrepreneurship programming being implemented in rural communities throughout the province. A webinar series will accompany the case studies, providing the opportunity to dive deeper into the experiences of the communities, organizations and entrepreneurs.
 
The Stories of Rural Entrepreneurship are:
 
Rural Entrepreneurship Programming
Repurposing Public Space
Youth Entrepreneurship Programming
Win This Space
Enterprise Facilitation in Rural Ontario
Cool Cow Ice Cream Shop
 
A compiled edition can be downloaded here.
 
The webinar series, which kicks off May 28th, 2019, will have four components:
 
1. Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs, May 28th, 2019  | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2. Re-Purposing Space, June 6th, 2019   | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3. Eco-System Building June 12th, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
4. Win This Space June 20th, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
The webinars are free of charge – you are welcome to attend one or all of the webinars. To sign up for the webinars, please click here. After registering, you will receive an email from ROI with all the information you need to participate.
 
A note from ROI: These webinars are intended to allow communities and organizations to share their stories in their own words. We are inviting open and lively discussion amongst webinar panelists, but also amongst stakeholders and peers on the line – this is an opportunity for everyone to share and contribute to the conversation. 
 
Speakers
1. Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs, May 28th, 2019  | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     a. Emily Morrison, LaunchPad YATC
     b. Barb Smith, Brock Youth Centre
     c. Tracey Snow, Business Development Officer, Lennox & Addington 
     d. Chris Garwood, Economic Development Coordinator, Norfolk County
 
2. Re-Purposing Space, June 6th, 2019   | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     a. Jack Baribeau, Elgin Innovation Centre
     b. Peter Miller & Carla Leon, United Church of Canada
     c. Mike Farrell,  PEC Food Hub
 
3. Eco-System Building June 12th, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     a. Paul Nichol, Huron County CFDC
     b. Mark Hastings, Enterprise Facilitator, Hastings County
     c. More TBD
 
4. Win This Space June 20th, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     a. Jan Hawley, Economic Development Officer, Huron East
     b. Trina O’Rourke, Cotton Harvest Quilt Shop.
     c. More TBD
 
We’re all richer for sharing our stories – we all learn more when we come together and ask questions. We find inspiration in the ideas of others, as we all work towards common goals for the communities and clients we serve.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Deska, Project Lead - Community Development, at rdeska@ruralontarioinstitute.ca or 519-826-4204.